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Michael Withington

HKIA launches public consultation to update its guidelines

Insurance - Hong Kong
Howse Williams Bowers

The Hong Kong Insurance Authority (HKIA) will take over the regulation of insurance intermediaries from the three self-regulatory organisations in mid-2019.

Ian Stevens

New Ofgem guidance for operators of essential services

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Ofgem has published guidance for operators of essential services (OES) in the energy sector.

Mathis Berger

Federal courts opine on disputed family names

Intellectual Property - Switzerland
Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG

The Federal Supreme Court and the Federal Administrative Court recently handed down conflicting decisions in two ostensibly similar cases concerning disputed family names.

Ron Sitton

Law for the Reduction of Cash Use introduced

Banking - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

The Law for the Reduction of Cash Use, which came into force on 1 January 2019, imposes certain restrictions on the use of cash and cheques that do not name the payee.

Ruth Zadikany

DOJ argues that Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity

Employment & Benefits - USA
Mayer Brown LLP

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently filed a brief in the Supreme Court arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity.

Craig R Chiasson

Court of appeal declares notice to arbitrate null due to its attempt to achieve consolidation without consent

Arbitration & ADR - Canada
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently declared a notice to arbitrate a nullity because it sought to commence four separate arbitrations against three different parties under four separate arbitration agreements.

OnDemand

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey